Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Hello Esperanita~~Isabel absolutely couldn 't be cuter and the pix with Cuba are wonderful.
I have just gone through this adjustment for the past 6 wks, , bringing home a puppy of 13 wks for my Biscuit, 2 yrs. The puppy, Heath, weighed 6 lbs/ Biscuit 17lbs. Immediately Biscuit played rather roughly with Heath, which Heath seemed to enjoy, but the very first day, Biscuit bit Heath rather badly just below the eye in one of these play-fights. Also, Biscuit did this growling, biting, and play-fighting with Heath obsessively and constantly. The vet warned that because of the difference in size, this play must be supervised.
After 6 wks, Biscuit has finally stopped doing this all the time. When it gets excessive, I shake a Pepsi can filled with change at them, and then they play more calmly. Biscuit's favorite pastime is to take Heath out onto the deck and BANG Heath's head into the glass door as hard as possible. Heath loves it, he is terribly spunky and feisty, but I break it up, for Heath's sake. It is part of the process of their bonding, but the puppy should be protected and given some space from the bigger dog. Also, the puppy will yelp if really getting bitten too hard, and, of course, then you immediately separate them.
Best of luck, it's a lot of work, but will get much easier, and they will love each other!
HAV A GREAT DAY ! ~~AMY & BISCUIT~~
and HEATH-Y, TOO !
Last edited by Amy R.; 01-25-2009 at 01:38 AM.